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The Roadhouse

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  • Friday 5-7pm
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Arts & Culture Interviews & Live Music
This program officially starts the weekend along the North Shore and across the North Woods. Hosts Dave TerSteeg & CJ Heithoff and producer Ann Possis provide two hours packed with insightful interviews,  weekend happenings, local features and toe-tapping music. You never know quite what to expect on the Roadhouse! 
 
Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Check out other programs and features funded in part with support from the Heritage Fund.

 


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courtesy Joe's Inland Fishing

Local guide Joe Carlson talks opening weekend

Local fishing guide Joe Carlson, who owns Joe's Inland Fishing, stopped by for a quick chat with Roadhouse producer Ann Possis in advance of the weekend's opening of fishing season. 

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"The Dog's Guide to Your Happiness"

New book offers roadmap to happiness by looking to dog behavior

What can we learn from our furry friends about being happier? Plenty, it turns out, as you'll hear in this great conversation CJ had with Garry McDaniel, an award-winning professor and international public speaker, and author of "The Dog's Guide to Your Happiness: Seven Secrets for a Better Life from a Man's Best Friend." You can learn more here.

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Alaska communities turning increasingly to renewable energy

David Shaw is a science writer, guide, photographer, and wildlife biologist living near Fairbanks, Alaska. He joined CJ to talk about the rise of renewable energy in rural Alaska communities as a way to control costs and address climate change. He also chatted about his work as a guide and photographer--you can learn more about him here.

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MN Wild team curator talks hockey history

Dave grabbed the chance to talk all things hockey history with Roger Godin, team curator for the Minnesota Wild, who before that was director and curator of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth.

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Mysterious Ways in Studio A

Local rockers Mysterious Ways make Roadhouse debut

Local trio Mysterious Ways stopped by The Roadhouse on their way to a gig at the Gun Flint Tavern, and rocked Studio A. Mysterious Ways is: Pat Eliasen, guitar & vocals; Mike Pratt, guitar & vocals; and Matt Bronikowski, drums. 

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Candace LaCosse, artist and North House instructor, talks about Fashion Revolution Week

Candace LaCosse, a Duluth businessperson, artist, and teacher, is involved in the Fashion Revolution--a nonprofit organization that promotes producing and consuming clothes in a safe, clean and fair way. She joined CJ to talk about Fashion Revolution Week and about her own work as a creator of handmade leather goods.

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Master Bing, kungfu master, to give Qigong and calligraphy classes May 2

Master Bing is a 15th-generation Kungfu master who will give Qigong and calligraphy classes May 2 in Grand Marais. He joined Dave to discuss the classes and his tour around the U.S. You can learn more here, or call Mona at 218 370 9283.

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Floydian Slip

Floydian Slip plays the Roadhouse, acoustic style

Floydian Slip, a four-piece jam band from the south shore, and regular guests, stopped by The Roadhouse on their way to a weekend gig at the Gun Flint Tavern. Floydian Slip is: Jeff Kriner, drums; Scott McCafferty, bass; Olaf Kirsten, guitar; and Andy Noyes, guitar. 

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Exploring the link between immune system diseases and the environment

The recent rapid rise of diseases that affect the immune system (like rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease) suggest that factors in the environment are contributing. Lindsey Konkel, a freelance journalist who writes about science, health, and the environment, joined CJ the day before Earth Day to discuss current thoughts and research on this topic.

 

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Turkish carpet merchant visits Grand Marais

Carpet dealer Cemal Uzun is touring the U.S. with his carpet selection because a downturn in Turkish tourism has hit the business he works for, Anatolian Carpets, hard. He was here in Grand Marais along with local resident Ann Marie Mershon, who spent years living in Turkey and has written several books about her experiences. They chatted with Dave the day before the big carpet show at the Cook County Community Center.

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